National GeneBank of Bureau increasing livestock population through animal ...Economic TimesSONIPAT: The GeneBank initiative started by the National Bureau of Animal Genetic Resources (NBAGR) in the 11th Five Year Plan is fast turning into an...
This interesting article from the African Technology Development Forum (ATDF) discusses the meaning of "food sovereignty" versus "food security".
Proponents of food sovereignty say, "Food sovereignty is the right of each nation to maintain and develop its own capacity to produce its basic foods respecting cultural and productive diversity. Food sovereignty is a precondition to genuine food security"
But is it? How does international trade affect farmers in developing economies? When you buy your green beans imported from Kenya, what effect are you having?
To ask the question another way, is North Korea food-secure? Why or why not?
This paper raises some very interesting questions and is sure to lead to stimulating class discussions.
Interview: Dr Jimmie Rodgers, Director-General, Secretariat of the Pacific ...Island BusinessSome countries have their own their own laboratories like Fiji, so we don't keep everything that Fiji has in the regional gene bank, just the important...
Yes, of course this is a self-indulgent bit of film. But fun for all that. They’ve tried to pack too much in — does everyone out there watching actually know what Carolina Gold is, or recognise those panicles?
Chepangs are an indigenous ethnic group living in central and southern Nepal. Amongst other agricultural systems they practice shifting cultivation and live in the proximity of forests, depending upon it for food and other ...
From the abstract on line. Genetic resources for food and agriculture are the biological basis of world food and nutrition security; and they directly or indirectly support the livelihoods of over 2.5 billion people.
An open data standard for food has emerged on the web. This way restaurants, food apps, grocery stores, the government and other interested parties can tell that arugula is also rocket salad, no matter where on the web it occurs.
PULLMAN, Wash. -- Scot Hulbert is studying wheat from around the world to develop hardy new types that can withstand drought.
A plant pathologist at Washington State University, Hulbert has germplasm from Australia and the International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center in Mexico, among other parts of the world, that he hopes will provide the key to new types of wheat that need less water.
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